Monday, President Trump revealed a surprising item the FBI seized during its raid of his Mar-a-Lago residence: his three passports.
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else. This is an assault on a political opponent at a level never seen before in our Country. Third World!” Trump said on his Truth Social page on Monday.
More than 3 dozen FBI agents descended on Trump’s Florida residence on Monday and searched the compound for several hours.
The FBI would not allow Trump’s lawyers to be anywhere near the areas that were rummaged through.
“Everyone was asked to leave the premises, they wanted to be left alone, without any witnesses to see what they were doing, taking or, hopefully not, “planting.” Why did they STRONGLY insist on having nobody watching them, everybody out?” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Wednesday.
The federal agents reportedly seized 15 boxes of documents from Trump’s storage locker.
Mar-a-Lago Raid Timeline:
Monday, August 8th: FBI raids Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort, an unprecedented move against a former sitting President of the United States.
Tuesday, August 9th: Trump’s team releases a video response and reveals that the FBI rifled through former First Lady Melania Trump’s personal wardrobe
Wednesday, August 10th: Eric Trump tells the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview that the resort’s surveillance cameras caught the FBI improperly searching the estate
- Attorney General Merrick Garland also confirmed to reporters that he personally gave the go-ahead on the Bureau’s warrant of Mar-a-Lago:
- “The Department filed the motion to make public the warrant and receipt in light of the former president’s public confirmation of the search, the surrounding circumstances and the substantial public interest in this matter,” Garland said. “Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favor. Under my watch, that is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.”
Thursday evening, August 11th: Washington Post publishes a report claiming multiple sources in the Department of Justice say the FBI raided Trump’s property to retrieve documents pertaining to nuclear secrets
Friday morning, August 12th: Trump responds to the outrageous nuclear secret allegations:
Is H. Clinton protected? Kind of comes across as a double standard.